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Google released its Android security report just to let you know that you’re not loading up on potentially harmful applications. While the report is partly a marketing vehicle for Android given Apple often touts its security, there are some key takeaways to ponder.

We read through the 56-page Android report so you don’t have to. Here are the key takeaways.

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This report is about perception and corralling an ecosystem that’s hard to wrangle. Google’s Android security report touts a bevy of key figure to illustrate how it’s on the case. Consider that more than 90 percent of deployed Google Pixel 2 devices were running a security update from the last 90 days as of December 2017. And due to Google Play’s security protections, the annual probability of downloading a potentially harmful application (PHA) was cut 50 percent to .02 percent in 2017.

So, rest assured, Android is secure and more so than ever. The subtext: Take that iPhone and iOS!

But Apple iOS vs. Android security argument is futile (apples vs. oranges, if you will). Apple has a relatively closed ecosystem compared to Android and that — along with the reality that most users are on the same version of iOS — mean it’s more secure for most people. Google, however, makes it easier to report bugs and get paid for it. Google forked out $1.28 million in its Android Security Rewards program in 2017.

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